Ubuntu does have the module in the kernel and the X11 driver, but they don’t work very well and need to be replaced with the ones from CVS especially the xorg driver. Get Information about your device by plugging it in and calling dmesg tail which should you give something like this: Ksynaptic or qsynaptic should be able to disable the built in trackpad on the laptop. Adjusting mouse speed settings helped but GIMP didn’t recognise the tablet as such, although it is usable. The main problem is setting the correct configuration. How to do this is now step 2 in the above list.
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Gimp then behaves as it should and the system locks up less! On older Ubuntu versions The support for this tablet is very flaky in Ubuntu 5.
Krita also plays up with pressure sensitivity but not in the same way, but I haven’t really tested this program all that much. Adjusting mouse speed settings helped but GIMP didn’t recognise the tablet as such, although it is usable.
Issues Once pressure-sensitivity is enabled, programs such as GIMP with it enabled in preferences have a weird bug where the tablet has locked focus and never registers that the pen is off of the tablet, thus locking up the mouse from anything else and will continue to draw forever unless GIMP is killed. Partners Support Community Ubuntu.
Before beginning you should back up your current version of xorg. How to do this is now step 2 in the above list. Follow instructions for Lucid Lynx that you find on this page, but pay attention because the location where you have to put the X server config file has changed again: I found if I set some points on the edges of my sketch I could kind of calibrate the pen so I wouldn’t drift too far off.
Ksynaptic or qsynaptic should be able to disable the built in trackpad on the laptop. But hotplug has been replaced medioh udev.
AiptekTablet – Community Help Wiki
Make sure the aiptek module is loaded and the tablet is plugged in! There is a newer module to update for kernel 2. Medionn there’s no keyboard and mouse it doesn’t halt this way. Eventually, I could use startx and get a desktop. If clicks and pressure are not working in Intrepid add the following lines to aforementioned aiptek.
MEDION 2 in 1 tekentablet E82008 (MD 86302)
Unfortunately not all is ironed out: Is there a way so that xorg can just ignore this entry and start without it? Button mapping will be lost at session restart, so you must add it to session startup configuration if you want to make it permanent.
X driver is now in xorg, and kernel driver in kernel development. Aiptek using ms programming speed [ I was using the tablet on a laptop so had a synaptic touch pad working at the same time. If the tablet plays around like the “absolute” option isn’t all that “absolute” to your screen, or pressure sensitivity doesn’t work at all, try using the aiptek CVS.
MEDION – Driver Download
Then we must configure the xorg driver. The main problem is setting kedion correct configuration. In this case open a terminal and try: Having an easily restored working version of xorg.
Probably using just the mouse that comes with the tablet and the pen would result in fewer problems. In use it’s tricky to maintain registration, which seems to drift. There you must add our tekenrablet config file e. In Lucid you can write an old style ‘xorg.
Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander)
If your tablet has levels of pressure sensitivity, change that the toalthough should work just fine. Note that at the time of this writing there’s a bug that causes X to restart when teksntablet unplug your tablet: We need some testing in order to find out if the problems with function-keys that were present in xorg under Lucid are solved in Maverick.
Gaiptek in svn is unmaintained.